Neudrucke Fruhneuenglischer Grammatiken Volume 2

Neudrucke Fruhneuenglischer Grammatiken Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...aussprache und schreibung durcheinander und wir werden seinen unklaren angaben nicht viel gewicht beilegen brauchen." In by far the most cases Jones' statements are supported by contemporary evidence, and we have no reason to doubt the correctness of the few remaining ones. 358 Jones gives four different pronunciations to oi, oy: 1. oi, 2. ooi, 3. u in but + i, 4. i. These symbols probably represent the following pronunciations. Evidently oi means a diphthong consisting of o, probably o, and an i-element; we transcribe it oi. As for ooi, it may mean ui or ui, but as contemporaries give ui with a short first element, we may safely take it to denote ui. We transcribe it ui. As for 3. and 4., they probably denote the same diphthong, which we transcribe as di. In itself it would be quite possible that Jones' u in but-f i denotes a different diphthong from i in die, for Wallis gives different diphthongs in wine and boil. The former consisted of "e foeminino et y consona," the latter of "d vel u obscurum" (u in but) and y. But as i in die was also pronounced in boil etc., it is unlikely that it should have been identical with Wallis' diphthong in wine, for we should then have to assume that early Mod.E. ui developed through ui, ei still a step further. We may therefore safely start from the supposition that Jones has the same diphthong ei in view under i-oi etc. and under u-o. We have not considered it worth while to keep up the classification into etymological groups according to Luick's system. We give the examples in their alphabetical order. 1. oi is recorded in the following words, given mainly p. 82 (oi-359 oie), p. 83 (oi-oy, oi-uoi, oier-oir): buoy 88 (oy-uoy), devoir 83, joy (enjoy, joies etc.) 82, 83, loyal, ...show more

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  • United States
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  • 1236820177
  • 9781236820174